Just a few pics from Sunday. We were going to have a low-key day, since TubaDad was heading out on his biz trip in a few hours, but ended up packing quite a bit into our lazy little Sunday. We hit the road as early as possible (which always seems to be around 9am, no matter how frantically we run around in the morning) bound for the Monterey Aquarium. Along the way I had to make a restroom pit-stop (as usual, sigh...), so we pulled into a fine burger establishment, heh, and the girls got crowns and apple slices.
The girls visited "their" octopus (Ro is still fascinated with the creature), then hopped into the big shell so I could get one wee little picture (because obviously I never get any pictures of the poor dears).
We spent a lot of time at the waterplay area. There were a few incidents.
Then we walked out to the deck area because it looked like they were going to put on a cute kiddie show with fun costumed characters. Turns out it wasn't cute, and it really wasn't for little kids. In trying to teach about not wasting energy, they went on and on and on about scary monsters who show up in the dark and live in your closet (!) and other things we just don't want to be teaching the girls about. When the freaky "wasted energy" guy came out and started trying to scare the little kids, we bailed (along with about 50 other families). Hey Monterey Aquarium: we love everything about your aquarium, but your "little kid" energy show stinks! Here's a quick smiley pic of the family before the show started (Ro left, Ree right):
A little restorative chocolate at the Ghirardelli store and everyone forgot all about the dumb show. These chocolate bars are for me, by the way.
Then we had planned to head home and relax for the rest of the day. But... the girls fell asleep in the car just as we drove past the Gilroy Outlets, and I really, really needed some new white tees. So... Anyhow, the girls took short naps then woke up just as I was paying, so we asked if they'd rather go home or go to Gilroy Gardens, which was just a few minutes down the road. You know what they picked, right?
We closed out the park then went home. And everyone slept very well that night.